Adolescents: Being a Parent, Coach and Guide

Adolescents: Being a Parent, Coach and Guide

Every day millions of parents send their children out into the world, from preschool to high school and beyond, and it can be a worrisome time, but no matter what a child encounters, there are always ways for a parent to be there to help, coach, and guide them on the right path or if…

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bbq brisket

BBQ Brisket

Destinations to Recovery has created this new Chef’s Corner, where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens that are recovering from addiction. Check out this week’s recipe below:   BBQ Brisket   Ingredients ¼ cup salt 2 tbsp garlic powder 2 tbsp onion powder 1 ½ tbsp black pepper ¼ cup brown sugar…

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PTSD in Children and Teens

PTSD in Children and Teens

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, has been a hot-button issue for the past decade and more as Gulf War, and now Iraq War, veterans have returned to their families back home in the States with symptoms of the mental disorder. However, PTSD in soldiers and other veterans is not a new occurrence, as battlefield trauma…

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Why is Addiction Such a Complex Disease

Why is Addiction Such a Complex Disease?

Treating an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be challenging, but recovery is possible with the right treatment. Addiction can be both physical and psychological. Treating only the physical aspect of the addiction won’t address the psychological triggers that compel the person to keep abusing drugs. In order to achieve recovery from addiction, it’s important…

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Chef's Corner Marinated Halibut

Marinated Halibut on Watercress and Fennel Salad

Destinations to Recovery has created this new Chef’s Corner, where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens that are recovering from addiction. Check out this week’s recipe below: Marinated Halibut on Watercress and Fennel Salad For Fish 2 tbsp golden raisin ½ cup cider vinegar + 2 tbsp sugar 1 medium red onion,…

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ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adolescents

ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adolescents

Teens who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prone to substance use disorder (SUD). With substance abuse rates at 13% and 21% in girls and boys respectively, being aware of the dangers of SUD is important. The occurrence of co-morbid disorders, such as ADHD and SUD, can make treatment challenging. Treating adolescents with…

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Chef's Corner: Spicy Grilled Shrimp Wraps

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Wraps

Destinations to Recovery is starting our very own Chef’s Corner, a place where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens. This week’s recipe is the tantalizing spicy grilled shrimp wraps. Things you’ll need for spicy grilled shrimp wraps: 1-2 lbs of uncooked shrimp, peeled 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 tsp of sea…

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5 Behavioral Therapies That Can Help Teens With Recovery

5 Behavioral Therapies That Can Help Teens With Recovery

If a teenager in your life is struggling with drug abuse, taking action now can address this abuse and get them back on track. Teens have unique treatment needs and those designed for adults are not always effective. Behavioral therapies help with recovery when they have been modified to better suit the unique situation of…

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Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Overcoming an addiction can seem like a scary and difficult process if you don’t have the right tools by your side. While a willingness to change is always the first step, you need to understand the nature of addiction in order to avoid making the same mistakes time and time again. Learning how to say…

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Healthy Meals for Teens With Substance Abuse

Our New Chef’s Corner Series

At Destinations to Recovery we believe that proper nutrition and hydration are essential to the healing process. We find that proper nutrition helps restore physical and mental health and often improves the chance of recovery in our clients who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues. Teens who suffer from substance abuse are more…

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